Grateful Dead Live at Stanley Theater on 1969-02-07
There is no tape of this show currently in circulation as of (1/01). There is a bogus tape mislabeled with this date that is actually a bad partial copy of 3/2/69 first set but not this one. Recorded by Bear (Owsley) on a "Concord" cassette deck model unknown...laid on an Ampex 90-minute cassette. Restoration & Preservation by Rob Eaton. Playback on a Tascam 122 mk111 (azimuth adjusted) > db 926 a/d converter > db 3000 s sample rate converter (variable speed) > panasonic 3800 DAT @ 44.1 kHz By Rob Eaton, DAT>HHb>CDR by Jim Wise. Rob Eaton's list reads this (4.5, 048min, Sbd, A0D0, Cass M-> Dat 0, 48k, Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby->3800 x 0). Yes these disks I ripped with EAC are the actual CDRS that Jim Wise made. D1t01(Dark Star) Pops @ :20 both channels removed, Pop @ :54 both channels removed, Pop @ 1:01 both channels removed. D1t04(Lovelight) Digi Zaps @ 1:46 filtered , Also from 1:49-1:53 filtered as well no more zaps present, Nasty pops from 7:45-7:50 on different channels at random deleted and replaced with opposite channel the ones that were on both channels were filtered, At 7:48 a cut (some music is missing). Well Enjoy!!
Subject: William Tell has stretched his bow
This 2/7/69 is very far removed from either event.
The half-time music and show look comic as I listen to the Dead tearing up William Tell.
Dead just lighting up the Stanley and this most certainly has a Live Dead feel to it.
What a freak show on my T.V. and I wish I meant that in some kind of positive constructive way.
Although the brief montage of musical guests from previous half-times was pretty cool.
Don't know who the sister in black is but they got her so strapped in-NO WARDROBE MALFUNCTIONS!
The DEAD are blazing and peak at The Eleven.
Dang they just had Carlos Santana on T.V.
do like a 10 second jam before 2nd half kick-off.
(I could have gone for 10 minutes of Black Magic Woman at half-Time)
The LOVELIGHT is double time and in a hurry!
This show is great and Second show is better!!!
anyways, like i've said before, this and especially the late show are some best and most underrated performances of the year. The Eleven>Lovelight is the extra tasty portion of this early show.
Subject: lose of power?
Subject: This was my first rock concert
Thank you, whoever recorded this and made it available via the Internet!
Subject: Stanley Theatre After Party
When the Dead played the STANLEY THEATRE in dahntahn PGH some years later, I was livin' in a commune on Ellesworth Ave, near Spahr St., across from where I grew up; the DEAD performed at the Stanley(now Heinz Hall) with the AIRPLANE and the VELVET UNDERGROUND, then everyone came to the commune for a big acid party(which issa whole story in itself!). That is the period when I used to trip and walk around Shadyside nude in the daytime.
It was weird for the Velvets to b on the bill with the love bands but they WERE a sixties band, they came back with the FUGS and someone at the SYRIA MOSQUE not long after that.
As far as I remember, Lou only smoked weed and argued with the hippies but I think he enjoyed himself(I think it was all an act!). Jerry and Pigpen sat up on the 3rd floor and played nothing but solid blues songs! U may be suprised to know that Pig was actually a pretty good guitar player!
O yea Lou told Jerry something like: u fuckin paisleyassedflowerpickers couldn't stand a week of Chelsea!
Anyway, Pig Penn had an aunt living out in Wilkinsburg. The next day Pig Pen found her in the phonebook, and he and I took a cab to Wilkinsburg were I met his aunt.
Subject: Vastly underrated!
Subject: Love Light.
Subject: good show
Subject: Dosed Again!
I can't believe I'm raving about yet another Feb 69 show, but it deserves it. Since the end of the month has been, shall we say, disappeared - I can't urge you enough to get this show, the 2 Electric Theater shows, and the 2 Dream Bowl shows. If you weren't lucky enough to procure the 2/27-3/2 run, well then these other Feb shows will almost make up for it.
And just for future reference, here's my Top 5 shows for 1969, two of which I sadly can't rave about because they're not listed now.
These set the standard for me from which to evaluate other 69 shows. This show can't approach those, but a very solid show. The St. Stephen is tight and energetic, and the Eleven just jumps and wails at a breakneck speed. Phil and the drummers tear the roof off the sucka, and Jerry's guitar is shooting sparks.
This was a cassette master, so there is some hiss, and some loss of fidelity, but a very balanced SBD and a full satisfying sound. I'll continue this review at the late show listing.
Dr. Flashback :-)
Subject: See late show...
Near peaking performances.
Pay particular attention to William Tell for a rarity. The Cryptical reprise is primal (Phil's hints at New Potato/13s?).
Get both shows.
The Alligator > Caution is one for the ages.
Very good quality (old tape hiss).
Thanks Bear. Thanks Archive crew.
(also get 02.15.69)